"Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and recline at table'?
Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, and h dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink'?
Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?
So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, 'We are i unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.
Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning.
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.
And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Job 22:2 - 3
Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand?
"Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?"